Souillac on Dordogne is a charming town of 4000 inhhabitants located in the Midi Pyrenees region in the northwest of the Lot départment and theborder of the Dordogne and Correze. At the jonction of the A20 (outside 55 Souillac) and RN20, Souillac is served by the SNCF (PAris to Toulouse line) and Brive la Gaillardde airport (25 kms)
Boasting an exceptional situation Souillac sur Dordogne will be the ideal city from which to explore many tourist sites such as
PAdirac 20 kms
Village of Rocamadour 20 kms,
Village of Martel 15 kms, Medieval town of Sarlat 25 kms
LAscaux caves 40 kms ....
WHAT TO DO IN SOUILLAC SUR DORDOGNE
Visit the Abbey Sainte Marie.
A listed building from the XII century in byzantine style with a Latin cross and a nave 14 meters wide, though it is the 3 apse chapels which makes it an exceptional curiosity. free tours are organized throughout the summer.
MUSEUM OF AUTOMATE
The only museum in Europe with o collection of over 300 automata and mechanical toys from the XIX and XX century. regular exhibitions re held each year.
THE LOUIS ROQUE DISTILLERY
Founded on 1905 by Louis Roque , the distillery can be visited for free all year. Guests can also indulge in the purchase of products manufactured and put on sale such as regionals liquors, spirits fruits,appetizers, and especially the aged plum eau de vie speciality of Souillac.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN SOUILLAC
Swimming alone the banks of the Dordogne, or at the Quercyland aquatic park which also a large base for water sports.
Canoeing among the delights of traditional flat bottomed boats and along the waterway discovering many medieval castles and villages...
Differents canoe circuits are possible direct from Souillac.
At various places such as Blagour , BOrreze the Dordogne and of course meet other anglers whether you are an experienced or novice fishermen.
Hiking whether for a few hours or a day, there are multiple circuits and with differing levels of difficulty on marked and secure routes.
For mere advanced walkers the GR6 trail offers many routes along the Dordogne in beautiful scenery.
Each year the Transouillagqise hiking and mountain bike race is organized by the Souillac Cyclo Sport Association, this event brings together over 500 participants from all backgrounds.
Sports and hobbies
Golf, tennis, rugby, football, swimming...all of these activities are available to all,check with officials from each the appropriate organizations.
The Paris cinema isopen all year and offers regular sessions each days
A sacred city located 20 kms from Souillac, Rocamadour hangs from a cliff averlooking the Alzou valley. A place of pilgrimage since the XII century, this citadel of faith remains a tourist highlight medieval city. Come and discover its churches , its sancuary, the statue of the black Virgin and its many caves.
Located 25 km from Souillac, Sarlat is the capital of Perigord Black, a city art and history. It offers the highest density of historical monuments and heritage sites in Europe. Stroll medieval alleyways to discover its intriguing architecture. Sarlat is progressive an is a town with many events throughout the year. Its fairs, markets, shows, and festivals make it one of the most visited of the Dordgne. It also offers the most authentic gastronomic delights.